Yes, it’s autumn now in my country (Although this year, autumn felt like 2 weeks and then winter hit…) This is a hauntingly beautiful fall photo by Flickr photographer Aaron Fuhrman!
Photo credit: Aaron Fuhrman (cropped, edited saturation)
November 22, 2014
December 30, 2012
Zombie fans! Casual gamers! Do you have an iPhone or iPad, or Xbox Live? For a limited time only, the award-winning and critically-acclaimed “Walking Dead – The Game” by Telltale Games, based on the smash hit TV series is FREE! (Episode 1 only) Download it now before it’s too late!! (works best on iPad2 or better)
“As you play through [the episode], the big moments come when you choose how Lee [the protagonist] responds to situations and what he says in conversations with his fellow survivors. Choices and dialogue pop up on screen with timers, and you have seconds to pick exactly what you’re going to do or say. Whereas previous adventure games from developer Telltale Games would let you run through every possible line of dialogue, that isn’t the case here. In The Walking Dead, you choose, and the game moves on – adapting its story to each decision.”
In the end, IGN gives it a 9.3/10.
“The Walking Dead: The Game is something special. By giving players the option to craft relationships and make choices that fill out the story, The Walking Dead wraps you up in its events and makes you care in a way few video games can.”
Click here for App Store (iOS) or go here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/walking-dead-the-game/id524731580?mt=8
October 3, 2012
So, you learned your lesson from past launches of console releases and remember that you don’t wanna be left out of the water cooler chat after Xmas. Everyone will be talking about the Wii U and how fun it is (it has happened to me when the original Wii came out, and I hated it). Well, get your butt moving, because the black Wii U is sold out almost everywhere (at time of this posting). However! As of Oct-04-2012, you still have three chances left: Toys R Us and Wal-mart have not yet started taking preorders (watch my blog), and The Source (Canada, no in-store pickup) is still accepting preorders (for now).
The question is: should you fork over the extra $50 for the Deluxe Bundle at $349? The answer is an absolute OMG yes! The Basic set doesn’t even include a game! The deluxe set comes with the game Nintendo Land, hard drive space increases from 8GB to 32GB, a Deluxe digital points system (a Rewards system to use for later purchases), and accessory stands (as well as everything in the base set including the tablet controller). Remember, you can use your old Wii remotes to play on the Wii U (so you save money there).
So, how is this Nintendo Land game? Game critics and hardcore gamers usually dismiss Nintendo games as too casual or one-dimensional, especially mini-games collections. However, watch this newly posted eye-opening game review by GameInformer below (or click here), they explain how the game is originally deceiving in its gameplay depth and yet extremely addicting. Below that video is the E3 gameplay presentation of Nintendo Land that GameInformer was referring to in their review (or click here).
How quickly did the first set of Deluxe bundles sell out? Just three to four days at Gamestop, EB Games, Bestbuy and Futureshop. I expect the same for the others that will sell preorders. I highly recommend to take the safe route and NOT to go to the store to buy after the release date, November 18th, unless you enjoy waiting in huge lines for hours or enjoy being disappointed with sold out signs. You will not see supply until after January 2013.
REMEMBER, you snooze you lose!
I can just see it… Soccer moms hearing about the new Wii U thinking, “What a steal for $300 for a Nintendo iPad!” They rush over to the store, hoping to surprise the kids with the best Xmas present of 2012, then leave disappointed when they learn they’re all sold out and no supply till next year (or they settle for the basic and not realize they could have saved some money with the Deluxe).
Also, this is historic for Canadians: This is the first video game console launch where both the US and Canadian prices ARE EXACTLY THE SAME!!! I’m really shocked! Go Canadian Loonie Go!!
August 10, 2012
Hey video gamers in Canada, Walmart Canada has put two games on sale that onomeister thinks you may consider buying. One is a highly acclaimed family fun platformer and the other is a music game for casual gamers. Usually at Walmart, these video game sale prices stay the same until all the stock at that store is gone, and no new stock comes in after it’s all gone. So remember, “you snooze you lose”.
FYI, I was at my local Walmart, and they still had several copies of each game as of time of my post (online seems sold out, though)
August 4, 2012
Canadians! Sci-fi fans! Blu-ray collectors! I have three great sci-fi movies that are discounted currently on amazon.ca. Remember, these are “you snooze you lose” limited-supply deals. Do you like your sci-fi? Then, if you get all three, your shipping will be free, as your order will be over CAD$25.
June 10, 2012
Finally! Some AAA games on the PS3 that I’ve been waiting for the price to come down. At Wal-mart Canada, for CAD$14.83 each, you can get Heavy Rain, Gran Turismo 5, Uncharted 2 (GoTY edition), God Of War 3, Infamous 1, Modnation Racer, Killzone 3, Little Big Planet 1 (GoTY edition).
I finally bought Heavy Rain and GT5 after all this time. I’m so excited to play both, as they were both highly touted games. Heavy Rain‘s Metacritic score is 87%, while Gran Turismo 5 is 84%.
FYI, each Wal-mart will have different stock. I went to the huge bargain bin that had the price sign “$15 and up” and it took me 10 minutes to find the games that I wanted, so YMMV (your mileage may vary).
Phew, it’s expensive being a video game fan!
(Sorry U.S. friends, this sale is not for Wal-mart USA – yet)
June 9, 2012
OMG unbelievable deal of the year for a bundle of eight highly-rated PC games!! Only 5 days left (as of my post date: 06/09/2012), so hurry! If you’ve been following gaming, you’ll already know these critically-acclaimed games: Braid, Bastion, LIMBO, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery, Super Meat Boy, Psychonauts; but you also get Amnesia: The Dark Descent (A first-person horror game about living through a nightmare), and Lone Survivor (an intense side-scrolling psychological horror game).
**Keep in mind that you can pay any amount you wish to get four games, but only customers who pay more than the *average* price (currently listed on website as $8.29) will receive Bastion, Braid, Super Meat Boy, and Lone Survivor, as well as several music soundtracks of five of the games. System requirements are on the website.
This “Humble Indie Bundle” has been promoting new (and old) PC games made by indie developers for several years now. These games are sold and distributed online at a price determined by you, the customer. The games are DRM-free, and independently developed, and you decide how you want the revenue split between the developers, charities and humble bundle organizers. Worried if it’s legit? See their wiki page.
There have been nine of these bundle drives now and many have said this current Humble Bundle is the best one ever! If you love video games like me, you MUST own this bundle!
Here’s a quick review of each game, and further below is a video show showing clips from every game in the bundle (a few f-words by the reviewer, lol)
I might have to finally go buy myself a cheap PC game controller (especially for Super Meat Boy, and the other platformers).
Note: I do not make any kind of commission or credit for posting about this deal.